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After prying his sisters 5T dress off of him because it was stuck he asked me to buy him his own pretty dress to play in. I told him we could go look at Goodwill this weekend if he really wanted to. I plan to talk to him about the social aspect of this. In that *most* boys play dress up with fancy ties and hats and that other boys may find it strange that he likes to play dress up with dresses but that if *he* wants a dress and that is what makes him happy then we will get one and he can ad if anyone says anything he can tell them that it makes him happy and that is all that matters. I have no problem with him exploring this but with his social delays I want to make sure he has all the information to make the best choice for him.
I guess my question is or questions are:
1)Am I right to explain the social aspect or should I just buy him the dress because he asked me to and let the rest work it's self out
2)This is not our first time getting his sisters dresses off of him-he is so socially delayed I am unsure if these times are him simply playing the games his sister plays and not really understanding the implications. Though he knows boys do not wear dresses and he has never tried to wear one out of the house. Or if this is him already showing signs that he may be homosexual- which is fine- but I need to understand how to help a child who has Autism understand relationships and this would make things more complicated on so many levels. In a few years if he is still doing things like this how do I help him?
3)I am not trying to offend anyone with these questions and I know he is only 9 but I worry about his future everyday and this is just one more thing for me to be thinking about and planning for when it comes to his future. I want him to be him but I also want to make sure I know how to help him through it. whatever it may be.
I am a regular and I don't know why I feel compelled to ask this question anon but I do. Please forgive me.
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